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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Weedwoman,

    Don't just tell us about them, show them to us. . . .I'm drooling just hearing about them. I have yet to see anything in my area as nice as what a lot of you folks get for $100 or less! Let's see your collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by luv2learn
    For anyone who uses a White Rotary or other machine with this type of motor, are they comparable in function and longevity as belt driven or potted motors? Is it possible to treadle a machine originally friction driven?
    MOst of the time you can not put a friction drive in a treadle because the pulley lacks the grove for the belt. But there is no saying that you cant find a handwheel that will work and then you can run it in a treadle.

    Billy
    So, Billy, would I just need to look for a White treadle handwheel with the groove. Then some kind of treadle irons, (any specific kind of irons?) Would that do it? I'd rather do that than replace the electrical parts. What is a reasonable price range to pay for complete treadle irons and a handwheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    Nancy you and Mr. Billy talked me into it. Got back home a bit ago. 5 hours later I am back home..and it is settled in. It needs a little cleaning but not bad at all.. moves well... draws are pretty full of great stuff. The lady I purchased from was very nice and gave me the family history on it. It was her Gram's. Her Gram has been gone for many years and the lady is moving out of the country so is parting with many things. Very nice lady. Anyhow, here are a couple of quick pics....
    Hey Donna Yes you did very well on this one indeed!!! I really love it and like we talked about earlier your sitting on a gold mine!

    Billy
    Thanks Billy. Just getting caught up on mail. Had a trip to the hospital sometime during the nite..home now. Kickin back and catchin up with mail. Things are gonna sit for a wee bit.. but will be full swing soon. Will enjoy pics of everyone else's stuff:) miss the pics...

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    [quote=Donna Mare][quote=Lostn51]
    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Mare

    Thanks Billy. Just getting caught up on mail. Had a trip to the hospital sometime during the nite..home now. Kickin back and catchin up with mail. Things are gonna sit for a wee bit.. but will be full swing soon. Will enjoy pics of everyone else's stuff:) miss the pics...
    Hope all is well. At least you can have fun reading the board.

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    [quote=tomilu]
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
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    Has anyone seen this video? So cute and well done!
    Very well done!!!
    I like your new avatar! I thought it was cute too. I will have to read his blog; he seems like a very talented, artsy guy.

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    [quote=Happy Treadler][quote=Happy Treadler][quote=BoJangles]
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Treadler


    I've got my piecing machine, the Two Spool, the Davis VF for straight & wavy quilting (I actually have both the old & new models because I love the machine so much!), the 15-88 for fm quilting, the 31-15 for larger projects (just got a walking foot for it, but waiting for a part), Eldredge chainstitcher for embroidery, a Necchi BU that I drop in the straight leg Singer cabinet for "ZZ" capabilities. Also re-painted a Singer 128 hand crank and named her Blue Sally (the instructions are on my webshots), a featherweight just because they're cute as a button (only electric). Got many others throughout the house but these are my 'main' machines that I use daily (at least I WISH I could use them daily!). REALLY gotta get my pictures updated. I have sworn off Craigslist for awhile now because I can't help myself. I joined this quilting forum so I would actually USE them more, and here I am again talking about machines. ha ha.

    If anyone has a machine that is beyond saving in regards to the decals & paint, the re-painting really wasn't that hard and you can pick your favorite color. I LOVE blueish-purple!
    NICE collection of machines and happy to read that you use them too!
    If I ever come across a machine that needs repainting, I will follow your tute, looks very easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I'm learning something every day here. Love it! So I can file it away in my brain - what bobbin class is the Featherweight bobbin?
    I have never heard of the FW bobbins by a class name. They are just called 221/222/301 bobbins or FW bobbins.

    Nancy
    Got it. Thanks.

    I picked up my friend's 15-91 today & took it for servicing. It needs new electric cord & is missing the bobbin case so the shop will take care of these things. Had a chance to drool over the machine & its cabinet, both of which are in excellent shape. I'll post pictures when I pick it up next Friday. Took a look at its 1 remaining bobbin, so I now know what a class 15 bobbin looks like. I'm going to find some more, along with the foot I need to do FMQ.

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    Cathy,

    I'm not Katfish, but I would be interested in knowing what you did to make yours work, I may be faced with the same problem in the future. Thanx for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    im at work at my party store, but sooo excited i can hardly stand it, one of my regular customers just came in and gave me an elna supermatic in a case like ive never seen before. Says he has several more in the attic he is going to bring them all to me. YIPPEE!!!
    After you get your collect, I would love to see them all. Congrats!

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    Well, after talking to Glenn I got up enough nerve to remove the very damaged veneer from my machine and refinish what was underneath. Not a good job and my wood filler didn't take stain like the label said it would so I did some painting of my own.

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